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First history of African Americans at W&M published

“Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary,” an illustrated history, was written by Jacquelyn McLendon, professor of English, emerita, and was released this month.

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Eight weeks in Asia: W&M students get real-world experience a world away

Twenty William & Mary students departed for internships in Asia this summer through the Freeman Intern Fellowship Program. They returned with souvenirs in their suitcase, professional work experience on their resume and a better understanding of the career path in their future. The Freeman Intern Fellowship program places undergraduates in structured summer internship opportunities throughout East Asia. Locations include Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, the Philippines, and many more. Each student receives around $5,000 to defray living and travel expenses.

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VIMS earns grant to improve coastal resilience by studying dunes

A team co-led by Associate Professor Christopher Hein of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has won a three-year, $687,850 federal grant to study how natural and constructed dunes respond when impacted by coastal storms and rising seas.

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Procurement receives award for excellence

William & Mary’s Procurement Services department recently received the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute.

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Jane Austen fans visit William & Mary

More than three dozen women and men donning bonnets and top hats visited Swem Library last week in search of new insights into their favorite author, Jane Austen.

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W&M unifies diversity and inclusion initiatives

William & Mary is taking a university-wide approach to diversity and inclusion following task force reports by each of its five schools: Arts & Sciences, the W&M School of Education, W&M Law School, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.